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Une perruque noir de jais

Alexandra B.A2Kwiziq community member

Une perruque noir de jais

Hello, if "la perruque" is female, why its "noir"  and not "noire"?

Asked 8 months ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

 

Lexi, this is a fixed, invariable adjectival expression "noir de jais". As for other compound colour names and (most) colour names derived from things, it does not take gender agreement with the noun.

 https://www.wordreference.com/enfr/jet%20black

 https://www.wordreference.com/fren/d'un%20noir%20de%20jais

Compound colour names and colour names derived from things are invariable (French Colour Adjectives)

Une perruque noir de jais

Hello, if "la perruque" is female, why its "noir"  and not "noire"?

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